I’ve heard that as you work through a bag of beans for espresso, it’s common to have to grind finer as time goes on. This has been my experience for the most part. Our usual pattern is to pick up a bag of beans from our local roaster, which lasts for about 2 weeks. At some point during that 2 week period of time, I’ll tweak my grinder to grind finer to get the taste to what I’m looking for.
With our current bag of beans, I’m a little over 1 week in, and I find myself adjusting the grind coarser to get what I want. At the beginning of this bag of beans, I was happy with our espresso, so it’s not like I started from a point where I was grinding too fine, and am now adjusting for that.
Is it weird that I am experiencing this, or is it weird that I don’t wind up doing this more often with other bags of beans?
Of course, I’m letting the taste of the espresso drive the adjustments, so I’m not being dogmatic about the “grind finer as you go through the bag of beans” thing. Just curious as to what other folks have experienced.